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  1. China Screening Dates 2015-16

    May 20 2015

    Chinese Language Screening Sessions confirmed for those students wishing to register for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015 Chinese language classes.

  2. Seeking Hindi Language Instructor

    May 07 2015

    The Department is seeking a qualified instructor for Beginners' Hindi in Fall/Winter 2015-16. Applicants should have a related MA or higher degree, some academic background in language pedagogy or related fields, and some related teaching experience. This is a part-time contract instructor appointment on the relevant salary scale. To be considered for this position, please send a c.v. and cover letter by email to easia@ualberta.ca. The position will remain open until filled.

  3. Hindi to be offered at the University of Alberta

    May 05 2015

    The University of Alberta is offering a class in Hindi language in 2015-16. This is the first time that Hindi has been offered for university credit at U of A, and perhaps in Alberta. Please click on the title above for the full story!

  4. Japanese Placement Test 2015_16

    March 25 2015

    Japanese Placement Tests confirmed for language classes in Fall and Winter 2015-16. Note: There will be no tests in May or June.

  5. When registering for new EASIA courses

    March 20 2015

    A reminder for everyone registering for classes. All content courses are now under new EASIA names, please check earlier posts for the detailed list. Also, if you have any problems registering in a course due to prerequisites, please see Heather at the department office in Pembina Hall. She will need your name, student ID, the course you're trying to enroll in and which prerequisite(s) you have for the course in order to enroll you manually. Please click on the title above to be redirected to our full page on programme changes.

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The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in Chinese and Japanese language, linguistics, and literature. As the only university department between Toronto and Vancouver devoted solely to the study of East Asia, we provide our students with a valuable opportunity to build a solid foundation for a career involving this exciting and economically vigorous part of the world.


Courses on East Asia have been offered regularly at the University of Alberta since 1961, making our programme one of the oldest in Western Canada. East-Asia-related courses at the University of Alberta were originally offered within the Department of History and Classics, but in response to the increasing demand for courses on East Asia an independent Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures was formed in 1981. Renamed the Department of East Asian Studies in 1994 to reflect the expanded range of topics covered in its courses, the department has continued to grow steadily and now boasts record enrolments in its language and culture courses. Read more